Category Archives: Market data

Utilities buoy FTSE as big freeze hits BA

Utility stocks helped push top shares higher on Monday, as the UK’s near-Arctic conditions boosted demand for energy, but British Airways toiled as the big freeze disrupted airline services.

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Euro slides as stocks falter

The euro fell broadly on Monday on fears of further credit rating downgrades in Europe while global stocks wavered as investors fled from riskier assets to the safety of bonds and gold.

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Interest rates ‘will have to rise sixfold in two years’

Interest rates will have to rise almost sixfold over the next two years to cope with rising inflation, business leaders have warned. It will bring financial pain to seven million home owners with floating interest rates who will see a … Continue reading

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Cold snap hits London travel and retail stocks

While retailers, airlines and rail operators suffer the effects of the snow and ice, defensive stocks help the FTSE 100 stay in sight of year-highs as the December rally continues.

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Asia stocks ease on regional geopolitical risk

Asia shares fall as investors focus on geopolitical risk on the Korean peninsula amid fears Seoul’s live-fire drill could spark retaliation from Pyongyang

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European equities reach two-year high

The region’s banks bounce back helped by reports of M&A activity in the sector in Italy as wider indices continue their December ascent to two-year highs

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